Star Wars: Force for Change will be following 5 Super Fans around San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 10th, as they walk around the convention show floor to get active and help save lives in collaboration with UNICEF Kid Power. These Super Fans will be wearing UNICEF Kid Power Bands, the world’s first wearable-for-good, which will track their steps in an effort to unlock Kid Power Points to provide packets of therapeutic food to malnourished children around the world.
If you are going to San Diego Comic Con, be sure to keep an eye out for them! And make sure to follow the action on Twitter: https://twitter.com/starwars.
Here is a highlight of our 5 Super Fans:
Amy Ratcliffe is an enthusiastic geek and freelance pop culture journalist who is head over heels for Star Wars and Disney. She contributes to StarWars.com and Star Wars Insider magazine and lives for coffee. You can follow her on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/amy_geek
Ashley Eckstein is the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Along with her impressive acting career, she is also the founder of Her Universe, the first merchandise line made exclusively for female Star Wars fans! You can follower her on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/HerUniverse
Ruark Dreher is a Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA and Producer of the short film Hughes The Force (2011) and currently The Comlink – a Star Wars news, interview, and entertainment YouTube channel. This Super Fan is a collector of Star Wars artwork, has attended Celebrations and conventions since 2007, and has been trooping for charity with the 501st Legion since 2012. He is @RuarkDreher on Twitter (https://twitter.com/RuarkDreher).
Jon Farmer is a visual effects guru. He landed a job at ILM, as a Digital Modeler, where he worked on Star War: Episode II and Episode III. He spent the next 6 years at Lucasfilm Animation building over 4,000 assets for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Jon has recently started a new career at Walt Disney Imagineering where he hopes to bring his passion for Star Wars to Disney Parks around the world.
Steve Sansweet is chief executive of Rancho Obi-Wan Inc., a not-for-profit museum in northern California that houses the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Steve has written or co-written 17 Star Wars books including two encyclopedias. He worked 26 years as a reporter and later Los Angeles bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal before joining Lucasfilm in 1996. In 2011, Steve was awarded the prestigious Inkpot Award for Service to Fandom by San Diego Comic-Con International. You can follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/RanchoObiWan.